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Subject: Dice tower and noise rss

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Tom McThorn
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I've decided I want to make myself a nice wooden dice tower..but the noise if the dice can get a bit loud. I'm debating on whether to use felt, some of the craft foam rubber (about 1mm thick) or get some thin mouse pad material. I figure that I'll want to put this on the ramps plus the inner walls to minimize the noise plus on the outfeed tray. Any opinions on which is best?

I'm going to be using pine for the tower/tray (since it's what I have)and I'm going to do finger joints for the tower to make it look fancy.
 
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Marco DeLaurentis
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But the rattling of the dice is part of the awesomeness that is a dice tower!!

But in all seriousness, if you do lin it, make sure that you adjust the measurements to allow proper rolling with the inlays. I would say the rubber dice mat material would dampen the noise better than just felt, but would dampen the dice rolling in general. I would suggest lining the inside ramps with the dice mat material, but the tray in something like felt.
 
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T. Dauphin
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I used some thin foam on a dice tray and it really gave them a bounce. I'd be inclined to use that if you want to keep the kinetic energy high.

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Jared Paton
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As a contrary point to the previous poster, I've used foam on my dice tower trays, and the dice go flying off the end of the tray. Sometimes, too much kinetic energy is a bad thing. I tend to stick with felt these days, both for the baffles and the tray. There are plenty of colour options for peel and stick felt.
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Chris Laudermilk
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I grabbed some of the peel & stick felt and lined the inside of my Broken Token tower. It silenced the dice nicely.
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